Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 Long List

The caption a long list of best books read in 2016, overtop a background of layered black feathers.

I never post my Best of the Year list until the year is actually over, but I like to throw a Long List into the ether around this point in December. My Long List includes every new-to-me book I’ve rated 4.5 or 5 stars over the course of the year, listed in the order I read them rather than my order of preference. It’s also prone to expand if anything else blows me away between now and December 31st. :)

The complete list reads as follows, with links to my reviews where they exist:

  • to the sky without wings by leupagus
  • Deadline by Mira Grant
  • Blackout by Mira Grant
  • ad eternum by Elizabeth Bear
  • Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins, and Ted Brandt
  • Liesmith by Alis Franklin
  • Skip Beat! Vol 36 by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Yotsuba&! Volumes 1-13 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  • Age of Apocalypse by--are you ready for this list?--Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Fabian Nicieza, John Francis Moore, Larry Hama, Warren Ellis, Jeph Loeb, Howard Mackie, Terry Kavanaugh, Roger Cruz, Steve Epting, Joe Madureira, Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel, Salvador Larroca, Chris Bachalo, Adam Kubert, Ken Lashley, Steve Skroce, Terry Dodson, Ian Churchill, Carlos Pacheco, and Joe Bennett
  • Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • Necessity by Jo Walton
  • Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton
  • A Silent Voice Volumes 1-7 by Yoshitoki Oima
  • Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2016, ed. by Susanna Andrew and Jolisa Gracewood
  • Skip Beat vol 37 by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Mrs Vargas and the Dead Naturalist by Kathleen Alcala
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz
  • Coin Tricks by Willow Scarlett
  • Beta Test by Annabeth Albert
  • A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
  • Delivered Fast by Annabeth Albert
  • Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert
  • March Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Love Me Tenor by Annabeth Albert
  • Bloodline by Claudia Gray
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Death By Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
  • All Note Long by Annabeth Albert


  1. Usually I am slack on my blog reading and add about 10 books to by wish list from this post. This year they are all ready there. lol

    1. That's because I hounded you relentlessly throughout the year!